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Different Types of Training

Training of employees and managers is absolutely essential in this changing environment. It is an important activity that helps in improving the competency of employees. Training gives a lot of benefits to the employees such as improvement in efficiency and effectiveness, development of self-confidence and assists everyone in self-management. There are different types of training …

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Work Instructions for CNC Machines

Moving a manufacturing job through the shop from the initial order to the shipping dock involves a lot more than just operating the computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) system. One of the overlooked aspects of the process is the communication of manufacturing work instructions from the CNC programmer to the machine operators who set up and run …

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Work Instructions VS Job Aids

Unless you use terms like “SOPs,” “work instructions,” and “job aids” regularly, you could be forgiven for thinking these are all the same. The reality, however, is that there are a number of different types of directional materials and guidelines that govern the way companies, business segments, and individual employees work, and each provides value …

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Getting started with standard work instructions for fabrication

Standardized Work Instructions (SWI) are instructions designed to ensure that your manufacturing processes are consistent, timely, and repeatable. Often the standard work instructions are printed and posted near the operator’s work station. Standard work is a written description of the safest, most efficient, and highest-quality method to perform a given task or process. But can …

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Work Instructions for Office Workers

Work instructions and standard operating procedures (SOPs) both fall under the umbrella of tools used to make a process more detailed and actionable. Process, procedure, and work instruction build on each other in complexity. Processes describe what objectives and specifications need to be done. SOP’s describe how a process should be carried out in certain …

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Work Instructions VS. Guidelines

Many people confuse guidelines and work instructions. In fact, most people write work instructions and call them guidelines or vice versa. Knowing the difference between guidelines and work instructions can help you understand the documentation process much better and, therefore, develop great procedure documentation. Better documentation means better organization. What are guidelines? Guidelines are general …

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Best Practices For Work Instruction

Work instructions are a pre-requisite for efficiently and safely making products of high quality. They help to significantly reduce risks of incidents, human error, and poor practices by providing workers – whether experienced or new joiners – with ‘one best way’ to execute a task. Best practices to reach the perfect work instructions Write clear …

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